For retirement, some people might be drawn to swinging a golf club or volunteering. This episode’s guest picked-up a camera and started her next chapter in life as a fine art photographer.
Drawn to iconic structures associated with major events of the last century, award winning photographer Leslie Hossack plans, prepares and has passion for taking pictures of public spaces, changing communities and familiar items from previous generations.
She considers her photographs to be interpretive, not documentary. Her intention is to reveal what she imagines the architect originally designed. With patience and PhotoShop, Leslie painstakingly removes the chaos and clutter of contemporary life, as if to take them back to the drawing board.
Join us as we discuss Leslie’s inspirations, her work and her chosen path in retirement.
Leslie Hossack is a Canadian photographer who lives in Ottawa; she travels extensively and spends three months every year in Vancouver. Her work has been exhibited in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
Hossack received the 2010 Ottawa Photography Festival Portfolio Review Award, and the 2011 Applied Arts Award for both Architectural Photography and Limited Edition Prints.
In 2012, Leslie was selected to participate in The Canadian Forces Artist Program, following in a long tradition of national war artists, and in 2013 she was deployed in Kosovo.
Her work is held in public and corporate collections in Canada, and private collections at home and abroad, including that of Ralph Gibson in New York.